Implants to support a new bridge

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Ray

5 years ago I lost 2 upper teeth due to a cyst. I did a bone graph to have implants, but that didn’t provide enough bone volume, so I had a bridge instead. That has now failed, and I need to have those 2 teeth removed as well.

Can they be replaced with implants to support a new bridge, assuming I have enough bone in that area? Ideally I’d want the implant done with the extraction.

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  1. sandydig says:

    Implants to support a new bridge
    by: Stacey Norrell, RDH

    Ray,

    Yes it is possible to have implants placed to support a bridge if there is enough bone level to support implants. It sounds like it is likely that you will need bone grafting, especially if you are losing these teeth due to periodontal disease. (bone loss) The oral surgeon will be able to evaluate your xrays and let you know if extracting the teeth, having a bone graft, and then placing the dental implant will be a practical, long-term solution for you.

    Stacey Norrell, RDH

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